Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half : Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

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#1 New York Times Bestseller "Funny and smart as hell" (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, "The God of Cake," "Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving," and her astonishing, "Adventures in Depression," and "Depression Part Two," which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written. Brosh's debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to. FROM THE AUTHOR:
This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn't me wrote it--but I soon discovered that I'm not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book: Pictures
Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness* *These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 148 x 216 x 31mm | 826g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 147676459X
  • 9781476764597
  • 37,693

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"Both singular and familiar--the popularity of Brosh's blog and her absurd, exuberant voice meant that she started a lot of memes you might have come across--Hyperbole and a Half is a very funny reminder that it's normal to not have your shit together, and to know that it's okay to ask for help."--GQ
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134,373 ratings
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Our customer reviews

Allie Brosh is one of, if not the, best bloggers I've ever had the pleasure of reading his or her material from. Every story is amazing, and it's like a waterfall of feelings. Joy, sadness, confusion (lots of it even), it's all there. Great book. Well worth it! May be worth noting that the 'Hardcover' is a white cover, with a loose yellow jacket/wrapper that's prone to cuts. Apart from that, amazing book!show more
by Wesley
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